Each week, through Picture News, the children look at a current news story and a thought provoking question with Mrs Parkinson in their Monday assembly. They then continue this discussion back in class during the rest of the week. 

 

Picture news is designed to provide opportunities for children to learn from our world and develop respect for other’s beliefs, feelings and faith.  We also think and talk about our School and British Values.

 

To support their exploration and discussion, we will be sharing the focus the Friday before, in the newsletter, to enable the children to discuss this at home with you also. Please do share any thoughts the children have on seesaw as this will support in class learning

 

Picture News

The Picture News topic for w/c 13 January 2023

 

‘Do we throw things away too easily?’

 

 

Many of us are increasingly reusing, repairing and upcycling items, instead of throwing them away and replacing with new ones, according to experts.  Upcycling shop, the Repair Café in Wales believes, that because of the cost of living crisis, people are making the most of what they already have.  Throwaway culture has been the norm since the 1950s but now appears to be declining.

 

Repair cafes are free meeting places, where people can repair things together.  At  a repair café’s location, tools and materials are provided to make any repairs needed.  Expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields, can be found ready to help.